Linux 2.6 - man page for checksecurity (linux section 8)
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checksecurity - Run a collection of simple system checks
The checksecurity command runs a small collection of simple system checks which are
designed to catch a few common security issues. checksecurity is run by cron in a daily
The checksecurity.conf file defines several configuration variables: MAILTO, CHECK_DISK-
FREE, CHECK_PASSWD and CHECK_SETUID LOGDIR. Each is described below.
The checksecurity program works with a collection of plugins which are located in
/usr/share/checksecurity and are configured individually by their own configuration file.
CHECK_PASSWD If this is set to TRUE then the check-passwd script will be invoked. This
script is designed to report upon system accounts which have no passwords. CHECK_DISKFREE
If this is set to TRUE then the check-diskfree script will be invoked and will allow an
alert to be sent if there is any mounted partition is running short on disk space.
CHECK_SETUID If this is set to TRUE then the check-setuid script will be invoked, this
will compare the setuid binaries upon the system to those that existed previously and show
checksecurity configuration file
See also check-diskfree(8), check-setuid(8), and check-passwd(8)
Debian Linux 2 February 1997 CHECKSECURITY(8)
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